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Co-occurring Illness: Effecting change at times of crisis

WESTBOROUGH, MA  – April 24, 2017 There is no magic solution for de-escalating someone who is in “crisis” or emotionally distraught.  The loss of control may signal a failure of reality testing that can signal a diminished capacity to appreciate the consequence of their behavior.   1,169 more words

Human Behavior

God's Love is Strong Enough to Carry Your Burdens

Let’s be honest. Life can sometimes cause you to feel as though you are drowning or weighed down by disappointment and despair. Sometimes you can reach this low place and not even realize that you are there. 404 more words

Saluting a fallen brother and bringing him home

WESTBOROUGH, MA March 18, 2017 Most people leave their homes and go to work.  Many work in sales or IT or perhaps they teach school.  It doesn’t matter because that all changes when you are a member of the fire service or a brother police officer. 1,036 more words

Human Behavior

Mindful de-escalation: I Spy Meets Crisis Intervention  


The art of mindfulness in de-escalation and calming is often neglected, and I am also speaking from my own experience here when I say that. More recently, though, I have made attempts to integrate mindfulness when providing crisis intervention for children of various ages. 308 more words

Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate Program (DAVA)

The Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate (DAVA) provides comprehensive support services to adult victims of domestic abuse including: crisis intervention, safety planning, help obtaining medical treatment for injuries, information on legal rights and proceedings, referral to military and civilian shelters, and other resources. 53 more words

Military

4 Ways to Fight Violence Against Women as a Volunteer

There are so many of us on this mission, each playing a different and important part. This is a basic overview of some roles you could get involved with, if you’re interested in contributing to the cause to end violence against women. 595 more words

Women

Police as therapist: the inherent risk of unconditional positive regard 

WESTBOROUGH, MA January 12, 2017 Changes in the responsibility for those afflicted with major mental illness must remain in the hands of medical and psychiatric providers who are trained in contemporary diagnosis and treatment models. 1,009 more words

Human Behavior